A view of the Mediterranean coast as seen from the under sail small ship cruise from greece to the Dalmatian coast
Man & woman sit on teak deck chairs lined with bright blue padding, reading under full sail of the Sea Cloud ship in the Mediterranean.
A group of men sword dancing in Old Town Korcula, as seen from the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
a male guest taking photos of statues in museum of Olympia Archaeological Site, Greece, seen from the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
Seafront scenic view at Komiza in South of Croatia, Mediterranean, with dinghy boats, seaside brick buildings & green hills.
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Under Sail: Greece & The Dalmatian Coast Aboard Sea Cloud

From the ancient temples of Olympia to the medieval walled city of Hvar, immerse yourself in the history and culture of some of Europe’s most spectacular places. The Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast itinerary cruises along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece aboard the legendary 58-guest tall ship Sea Cloud.

The thrill of life under sail in the Mediterranean, where the ancients sailed the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic seas millennia ago, is an exhilarating experience like no other. Discover Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games and an important sanctuary of ancient Greece. Wander the medieval market in Kruje, Albania’s ancient capital. Drive to the top of Montenegro’s fjord for staggering views and boat to the tiny islet of Gospa od Skrpjela, created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. In Croatia, explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town and enjoy a private performance of klapa music, a traditional form of a cappella singing. Stroll the waterfront cafes at Korčula and see the stunning coastal town of Hvar. 

Each day offers half- or full-day explorations on land with a mix of historians, naturalists and local guides to ensure an insider’s perspective into the fascinating Dalmatian Coast. Unique among small ship cruises is the chance to relax on deck while watching the orchestrated frenzy of 16 crew members going aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set 30 sails. Experience Greece and the Dalmatian Coast in luxury and settle into the Sea Cloud’s unique and unforgettable style.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Greek Island cruises by small ship, Croatia & Dalmatian Coast cruisesMediterranean cruises and Mediterranean trips.



Itinerary

Main Under Sail: Greece & the Dalmatian Coast Aboard Sea Cloud Itinerary

The main, northbound Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise travels northbound along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece, beginning in Athens, Greece and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast route map between Athens & Dubrovnik.
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Day 1
Arrive Athens, Greece, Transfer to Piraeus & Embark

Arrive in Athens and transfer from the airport to the ship in Piraeus, where you will embark the elegant Sea Cloud in the late afternoon. Settle into your cabin as the ship sets sail.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
At Sea

Experience a full day of classic tall ship sailing as the ship rounds the southern coast of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. Watch the crew athletically hoist Sea Cloud’s array of sails by hand. Relax over a book on deck, capture photos and attend talks by the expedition team.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Olympia

After docking at Katákolo, travel inland to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held every four years for over a thousand years beginning in 776 BC. Explore the iconic ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, including its temple of Zeus and Nike statue, the Olympic Stadium, and a superb nearby Archaeological Museum.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Ithaca & At Sea

Sail this morning to Ithaca (Itháki), fabled home to Odysseus. Still somewhat isolated to this day, this islet retains an unmistakable sense of adventure. Explore historic sites linked to the era described in Homer’s epic poems and visit picturesque Ionian villages where life is none too modern.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Sarande & Butrint, Albania

Cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years by a Stalinist dictator, Albania has just recently opened its eyes and doors to the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site, then revel in stunning views of the Straits of Corfu on the return drive along the Ksamil peninsula to Sarandë.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Kruje

After docking in Durrës, embark on a drive to Albania’s ancient capital of Krujë, just north of its modern capital city of Tirana. Wander among the stalls of the medieval bazaar, visit the Ethnographic Museum, and tour the museum dedicated to Albania’s larger-than-life national hero, Skanderbeg. Cap off the day with a stirring folkloric performance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Perast & Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into Montenegro via the Gulf of Kotor. Call on historic Perast before taking a local boat to Our Lady of the Rocks—a tiny islet built from stones dropped by locals from their rowboats as well as more than a few sunken fishing boats. In the afternoon, explore medieval Kotor or thrill to a drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of its fjord, where you’ll taste some local delicacies.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Spend the day exploring Croatia’s most renowned showplace, Dubrovnik—a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Get thoroughly introduced to this “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and later, enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
At Sea & Korcula

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, a standout among beautiful Balkan towns and believed (by some) to be the birthplace of Silk Road luminary, Marco Polo. Visit the town’s key sites and enjoy a meander among scenic waterfront cafes. Take in a traditional Moreska Sword Dance performance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Hvar & At Sea

During the centuries when Venice ruled Dalmatia, the lush island of Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Your walking tour of its marbled waterfront and grand central square reveals many a vestige of the era. See the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest theater. Consider a bracing hike up to prime harbor views from the hilltop Spanish Fortress.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Dubrovnik, Croatia

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; basic WiFi (enhanced and premium packages available for purchase). Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation 

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking. 

(For expeditions booked prior to May 1, 2023: Please refer to your invoice for your payment and cancellation terms.) 

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The main Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise begins in Athens, Greece (ATH), and ends in Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Athens before 3:00pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. Embarkation time on Day 1 may vary based upon arrival of optional group flights from New York City, New York (JFK). Disembarkation is after breakfast on Day 11 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Dubrovnik after 12:00pm noon on Day 11. Departure times may vary depending on optional group return flights to New York City, New York. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, historical site visits, village walks, swimming, guided walks and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Reverse Under Sail: Greece & the Dalmatian Coast Aboard Sea Cloud Itinerary

The reverse, southbound Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise travels southbound along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece, beginning in Dubrovnik, Croatia and ending in Athens, Greece.

Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast route map between Athens & Dubrovnik.
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Day 1
Embark Dubrovnik, Croatia

Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer from the airport to the ship in the late afternoon. Embark Sea Cloud and sail into the Adriatic this evening.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
At Sea & Hvar

During the centuries when Venice ruled Dalmatia, the lush island of Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Your walking tour of its marbled waterfront and grand central square reveals many a vestige of the era. See the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest theater. Consider a bracing hike up to prime harbor views from the hilltop Spanish Fortress.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
At Sea & Korcula

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, a standout among beautiful Balkan towns and believed (by some) to be the birthplace of Silk Road luminary, Marco Polo. Visit the town’s key sites and enjoy a meander among scenic waterfront cafes. Take in a traditional Moreska Sword Dance performance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Dubrovnik

Spend the day exploring Croatia’s most renowned showplace, Dubrovnik—a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Get thoroughly introduced to this “pearl of the Adriatic,” and later, enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Perast & Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into Montenegro via the Gulf of Kotor. Call on historic Perast before taking a local boat to Our Lady of the Rocks—a tiny islet built from stones dropped by locals from their rowboats as well as more than a few sunken fishing boats. In the afternoon, explore medieval Kotor or thrill to a drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of its fjord, where you’ll taste some local delicacies.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
Kruje, Albania

After docking in Durrës, embark on a drive to Albania’s ancient capital of Krujë, just north of its modern capital city of Tirana. Wander among the stalls of the medieval bazaar, visit the Ethnographic Museum, and tour the museum dedicated to Albania’s larger-than-life national hero, Skanderbeg. Cap off the day with a stirring folkloric performance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
Sarande & Butrint

Cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years by a Stalinist dictator, Albania has just recently opened its eyes and doors to the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site, then revel in stunning views of the Straits of Corfu on the return drive along the Ksamil peninsula to Sarandë.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Ithaca, Greece

Sail this morning to Ithaca (Itháki), fabled home to Odysseus. Still somewhat isolated to this day, this islet retains an unmistakable sense of adventure. Explore historic sites linked to the era described in Homer’s epic poems and visit picturesque Ionian villages where life is none too modern.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 9
Olympia

After docking at Katákolo, we travel inland to Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held every four years for over a thousand years beginning in 776 BC. Explore the iconic ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, including its temple of Zeus and Nike statue, the Olympic Stadium, and a superb nearby Archaeological Museum.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 10
At Sea

Experience a full day of classic tall ship sailing as the ship rounds the southern coast of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. Watch the crew athletically hoist Sea Cloud’s array of sails by hand. Relax over a book on deck, capture photos, and attend talks by the expedition team.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 11
Disembark Piraeus, Transfer to Athens & Depart

Disembark in Athens and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; basic WiFi (enhanced and premium packages available for purchase) Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation 

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking. 

(For expeditions booked prior to May 1, 2023: Please refer to your invoice for your payment and cancellation terms.) 

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise begins in Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV), and ends in Athens, Greece (ATH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Dubrovnik before 3:00pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. Embarkation time on Day 1 may vary based upon arrival of optional group flights from New York City, New York (JFK). Disembarkation is after breakfast on Day 11 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Athens after 12:00pm noon on Day 11. Departure times may vary depending on optional group return flights to New York City, New York. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, historical site visits, village walks, swimming, guided walks and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change.

Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2024
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Mostar, Trogir and Split Extension is a 4-day post-cruise exploration of three spectacularly beautiful, historic cities. Discover famous archaeological sites, stroll winding medieval streets and dine on superb regional cuisine. Learn the ancient and recent history of the region and add three UNESCO World Heritage sites to your life list.

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